More From Salman Rushdie
- "A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep."
- "In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss."
- "The response of anybody interested in liberty is that we all have a say and the ability to have an argument is exactly what liberty is, even though it may never be resolved. In any authoritarian society the possessor of power dictates, and if you try and step outside he will come after you."
More In Experience
- "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."― Fred Brooks
- "The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time."― Henrik Ibsen
- "So when you do your family tree and Margaret Cho does hers, and… Wanda Sykes and John Legend… we’re adding to the database that scholars can then draw from to generalize about the complexity of the American experience. And that’s the contribution that family trees make to broader scholarship."― Henry Louis Gates